Pharmaceutical products are meant benefit those who are undergoing medical treatment. Unfortunately, the pharmaceutical industry has growth exponentially. With so many new and old products on the market there are some that create more harm than good. These products are often the focus of Green Bay pharmaceutical class action lawsuits.
If you have recently underwent a MRI, you may have been given gadolinium contrast dye, which is used to improve the visibility of internal body structures during an MRI. The problem with gadolinium contrast dye is that it has been linked nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is a serious ailment that involves fibrosis of the skin and internal organs.
There is no cure for nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. The only option for those who suffer from it is to treat it. Common ways that nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is treated include:
- Physical therapy. Patients undergo physical exercise to help stretch the involved limbs in order to slow the progression of joint contractures and preserve movement.
- Ultraviolet A phototherapy. Exposure of the skin to ultraviolet A light can help reduce the skin thickening and hardening.
- Reduced EPO dosage. For those who have nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, reducing doses of erythropoietin (EPO) can help.
- Kidney transplant. A kidney transplant will improve the renal function. Improvement of renal function may help to improve nephrogenic systemic fibrosis over time.
If you have been affected due to a pharmaceutical product, you may be entitled to compensation. To discuss your legal options contact an experienced Green Bay pharmaceutical class action lawyer at Hupy and Abraham. Call 800-800-5678 today for a free legal consultation.